KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Danny Williams and Huddersfield took a beating from Liverpool while DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle narrowly lost to Burnley to prevent them from moving up the standings.
Liverpool 3-0 Huddersfield Town
Three second-half goals helped Jurgen Klopp top his best friend David Wagner as Liverpool came away with a comfortable win at Anfield.
It was not easy for the Reds in the first half as they failed to get things going for them against a team that was coming off a big 2-1 win over Manchester United last weekend. Their best opportunity to open the scoring came when the referee pointed to the spot for a penalty after spotting Tommy Smith pulling down Roberto Firmino.
Mohamed Salah would step up to take the penalty but his effort was well saved by goalkeeper Jonas Lossl.
Huddersfield did well to frustrated the host but it all fell apart in the second half as Liverpool were finally able to find the back of the net.
Daniel Sturridge scored Liverpool's first in the 50th minute when Smith inadvertently headed the ball into the path of the forward, who then lifted the ball over an onrushing Lossl.
Firmino added the team's second eight minutes later when he headed in a corner kick from teammate James Milner.
Liverpool rounded out the scoring in the 75th minute when Georginio Wijnaldum tiptoed his way around four Huddersfield defenders to blast in a shot from close range.
Huddersfield now sits in 13th place with 12 points.
Burnley 1-0 Newcastle United
Newcastle blew a chance to move up to sixth place in the Premier League standings as they lose a close on to Burnley at Turf Moor.
It was not the prettiest of games as both sides failed to put away the chances they had.
Newcastle came close when Ayoze Perez's curling shot from the edge of the area forced Nick Pope to make a diving save.
The host then found the goal needed to claim all three points when Jeff Hendrick tapped in Johann Berg Gudmundsson's cross after Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot parried away Jack Cork's effort.
The loss leaves the Magpies in ninth place in the standings with 14 points.
In the Championship, Cameron Carter-Vickers started for Sheffield United in their 2-1 win over Leeds United. The Blades currently sit in first place in the standings.
Tim Ream started while Luca de la Torre came off the bench for Fulham and Antonee Robinson saw action for Bolton Wanderers as both teams settled for a 1-1 tie.
Eric Lichaj started for Nottingham Forest in their 3-2 win over Hull City.
In League One, Duane Holmes came off the bench to score the game-winning goal in Scunthorpe United's 3-2 win over Oldham Athletic.
Gboly Ariyibi started for Milton Keynes Dons in their 2-0 loss to Bristol Rovers.
Brendan Moore watched from the bench for Rochdale in their 1-1 tie with Plymouth Argyle.